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A new report from Pitt’s National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support has found that caregivers of all ages are facing increased worry, mental health issues and financial stress. The center also offers resources to help.
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Throughout July 29-30, Pittwire will be updating this page with recaps, insights and stories from Diversity Forum 2020. Check back regularly to learn about sessions you missed.
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Brian Gahan (BUS '85G) answered the call to fight COVID-19 by leading a response force of 120 Army and Air Force reservists to develop and implement Illinois’ first drive-thru testing facility.
Tommy Smith and John Carlos on a podium holding their fists in the air
Olympian John Carlos’ raised fist is iconic today, but in 1968, it turned the track and field athlete’s world upside down. Pitt broadcast film students recently heard more about it in their own conversation with Carlos.
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Classroom schedules and availability, contact tracing, and faculty assessments and evaluations were among the questions fielded in a recent discussion.
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Leonard Berenfield (ENGR ’64), who initiated the creation of the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement, has given Pitt students the opportunity to unite across differences.
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As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
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Next week’s Diversity Forum 2020 will feature more than 55 virtual sessions to help participants gain the tools to make their communities more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Speakers include Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi.
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A multinational team including Professor Arthur Kosowsky, graduate student Yilun Guan and alum Simone Aiola from the Department of Physics and Astronomy is making progress toward solving mysteries of the universe.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel turned 60 this month, amid criticism for the way it handles race and racism. Geoffrey Glover from the Department of English offers ways to read the book in the context of today’s social justice movement.
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Even if you can’t attend next week’s Diversity Forum 2020, you can vote for the people’s choice winners of the Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition. See the entries.
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From enhanced cleaning protocols to improved air quality systems, Pitt’s Office of Facilities Management is working hard to prepare for fall.
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Pitt faculty, staff and students have been working to create safer, tech-enabled classrooms and resources to help Flex@Pitt succeed this fall. Learn about some of the expanded tutoring and teaching opportunities.
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A new study from the Rehab Neural Engineering Labs created the illusion of sensations in missing limbs. See how the technology works.
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Staff member Kim Diamond wears so much Pitt gear that friends joke it’s all she owns. Read about how Diamond has spent 20 years working in various roles at the University and has earned multiple degrees and certificates using Pitt’s education benefits.